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Homesickness?

A WMET Radio interview

December 3, 2018

"Help, my child is home from college and tells me he has stopped going to Mass! What should I do?"

This question is the one I get most often when I am speaking or doing a radio call-in show. Sadly, it's common for college-aged young adults to decide while away at s...

November 5, 2018

This little turkey will be joining us for Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Are you ready to welcome your college-aged "turkeys" home for the holiday?

Cute and cuddly did NOT apply to my two boys when they pulled in the driveway after a long drive home from school. In fact,...

October 2, 2018

In the weeks before my son left for college I was ready to say, "Goodbye and good riddance," because he had been so hard to get along with. But of course, I missed him terribly as soon as we dropped him off. Then, just as I was beginning to adjust to his absense in lat...

September 4, 2018

Late summer signals "back to school" and often leaves me feeling melancholy. How about you? Did you just drop your student off at college? Back home, are you staring at an empty room and wondering/worrying about how they're adjusting to those first few weeks of co...

August 25, 2018

Are you breathing a sigh of relief having said goodbye your college aged-young adult? Or maybe you're surprised at the sadness you feel at their absence? Are you overcome with worry or turning cartwheels? Praying College Moms exists to help us manage the inevitabl...

August 2, 2018

Such a bittersweet moment! Their bags are packed, the car is gassed, the dorm room awaits, and they're eager to begin (or return to) their college experience after a long summer of waiting. Their enthusiasm would be contagious but for the fact that our mothers' hearts...

June 27, 2018

College-aged young adults make their own breakfasts, carry their own chairs to the beach, and put on their own sunscreen. That leaves little for a praying college mom to do but relax in a chair, enjoy the ocean waves, and read a good book. What heaven on earth!...

June 4, 2018

When I lived at home for the summer as a college student, my dad was an imposing force with which to reckon-- all six and a half feet tall of him! He occasionally told me, "I love you," but more often I remember hearing him say in a booming voice, "Because I said so,"...

May 4, 2018

Welcome to May...an absolutely crazy month for most families with children. Squeezed in among spring weddings, first communions, confirmations, soccer and lacrosse tournaments are high school and college graduations. As if May weren't harried enough, graduations often...

April 3, 2018

Decisions about college were a long way off back when our toddlers rejoiced over a Hershey's kiss and their teddy bear. Yet, here we are... college acceptances have arrived and decisions are due by May 1.

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